Bob has developed and implemented training programs for business, industry, government, and the professions since 1969. Beginning as a representative for Master Education Industries, he received nine promotions in three and one half years, to Senior Vice President. His responsibilities included developing an intensive three-week Master Training Academy covering all phases of sales training, management development, communications, motivation/platform skills and business operations. During his five years as Vice President of Personal Dynamics, Inc., that company grew from less than 4,000 enrolments per year to more than 80,000. He pioneered undergraduate and graduate credit on a national basis.

As founder and Chairman of The Bob Pike Group and Creative Training Techniques Press, Bob leads sessions over 150 days per year covering topics of leadership, attitudes, motivation, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, personal and organizational effectiveness, conflict management, team building and managerial productivity. More than 125,000 trainers on five continents have attended the Creative Training Techniques™ workshop.

In 1991 Bob was granted the professional designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association (NSA). This designation has been earned by less than 9% of the more than 3,800 members of the NSA. In 1999 he was honored with the professional designation of CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Speakers Hall of Fame (only 46 living speakers hold both designations). Since 1980, he has been listed in the Who’s Who in the Midwest and in the current edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. In 2007, he was voted one of the 20 most influential training professionals by Training Industry and received ISA’s prestigious Thought Leader Award. An outstanding speaker, Bob has presented at regional and national ASTD and Training Conferences to crowds ranging from 300–3,000 people.

The Bob Pike Group, USA

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